2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 BMW 430 | NewCars.com

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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2021 BMW 430 Review

Picture of the 2020 BMW 230

2020 BMW

MSRP*: $41,100 to $43,100
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2021 BMW

MSRP*: $53,100
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Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $49,885
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 255 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 187.9 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 31.8 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 32.5 in
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 36.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

The BMW 230 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 430 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 230 and the BMW 430 in the front seats.

The BMW 430 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW 230, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 430. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the BMW 430 have similar Destination Charges.

Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the BMW 430, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW 230, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 430.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 230 and the BMW 430.

With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 430.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the BMW 430.

The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 430.